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Jon Fleming, Kent State mens basketball director of player development, poses for a portrait in the M.A.C. Center on Thursday, November 14, 2019.

Walk-on to coach: How Jon Fleming moved from one seat on the bench to another

Ian Kreider Sports reporter March 26, 2020

In May 2013, Jon Fleming lay in bed in Fishers, Indiana, wondering if his dreams to play college basketball were exhausted. He had set records for assists in a game and a season at Fishers High School,...

Students enjoy the many lunch options at Prentice Café during lunch time. 

Kent State marketing class collaborates on dining project

Students in Kent State’s customer analysis class are putting their education into action by working on a project with Pepsi on how to get commuters to eat at campus dining facilities.Taught by assistant...

Kent State guard Jaylin Walker drives to the hoop during the Flashes 78-68 win over Akron on Feb. 17, 2018. Walker scored a season-high 27 points in the win.

Walker finishes with career-high coming off bench in homecoming

Ian Kreider November 29, 2018

Junior guard Jaylin Walker showed Kent State (6-1) what it was missing in his absence as he scored 36 points in his second game back from suspension and led the Flashes on a 14-2 run over the final 1:36...

Kent State point guard Jalen Avery surveys the defense during Kent States 90-83 overtime win over Miami (OH) on Feb. 27, 2018. Avery scored 16 points on 6-for-10 shooting.

Williams leads first-half offensive explosion as Flashes run over Savannah State

Cameron Hoover November 20, 2018

After the Kent State men’s basketball team didn’t tally a single assist in the first half of its loss to Liberty last Friday, the Flashes realized they needed to make a change.“After the loss to...

Kent State junior guard C.J. Williamson attempts a dunk during the Flashes game against Shawnee State on Nov. 13, 2018. Kent State won the game, 90-69.

Six Flashes in double-figures in win over NAIA’s Shawnee State

Cameron Hoover November 13, 2018

Kent State used a balanced scoring attack and dominant second half to beat visiting NAIA opponent Shawnee State, 90-69, on Tuesday.But what appeared before the game to be an easy win for the Flashes (2-0)...

Junior guard C.J. Williamson shoots a contested jumper during Kent States game against Cleveland State on Nov. 10, 2018. Williamson scored 16 points and grabbed 8 rebounds in his debut, an 83-79 win over the Vikings at the Wolstein Center. 

New-look Flashes hold on for season-opening win at Cleveland State

Cameron Hoover November 10, 2018

Despite fielding a team of players who only averaged 21.5 points per game for Kent State last season, including three key players missing and five debutants, the Flashes gutted out a tough 83-79 season-opening...

BJ Duling. Wednesday, March 21, 2018.

Meet the high-flying freshman with style on and off the court

Cameron Hoover March 21, 2018

BJ Duling always wanted to stand out.In a way, he’s hard to miss. Duling is a 6-foot-7-inch freshman power forward for the Kent State men’s basketball team. His play style sticks out too, reckless...

Kent State junior center Adonis De La Rosa dunks during the Flashes season-ending 78-61 loss to Buffalo in the Mid-American Conference tournament semifinals on March 9, 2018.

Flashes run into Buffalo buzzsaw, get bounced in MAC semifinals

Cameron Hoover March 9, 2018

A season full of twists, turns, wild finishes and exciting moments for the Kent State men’s basketball team ended with an unceremonious thud Friday night, as poor shooting and defensive breakdowns culminated...

Kent State center Adonis De La Rosa scored 17 points on 13-for-16 free-throw shooting and pulled down 10 rebounds during Kent States 76-73 MAC tournament quarterfinal win over Ball State.

Survive and advance: Flashes outlast Ball State

Cameron Hoover March 8, 2018

Four Kent State players finished in double-figures in a 76-73 win over Ball State in Thursday’s Mid-American Conference tournament quarterfinal at Quicken Loans Arena.The Flashes (17-16) leapt out to...

Kevin Zabos teammates pile on top of him after he scored the game-winning basket on March 5, 2018. The Flashes won, 61-59, in the first round of the Mid-American Conference tournament.

Flashes book trip to Cleveland after Zabo’s buzzer-beater

Cameron Hoover March 5, 2018

Kent State coach Rob Senderoff smiled as he sat down for the opening statement of his press conference following the Flashes’ 61-59 win over Northern Illinois in the first round of the Mid-American Conference...

Junior guard Jaylin Walker chases a loose ball during Kent States 78-68 win over Akron on Feb. 17, 2018. Walker scored a season-high 27 points in the win.

Flashes gear up for Wagon Wheel showdown with playoff positioning at stake

Cameron Hoover March 2, 2018

As if the game needed any extra drama, Kent State (15-15, 9-8 Mid-American Conference) will travel to James A. Rhodes arena at 7 p.m. Friday to take on crosstown rivals Akron (12-17, 5-12 MAC) with potential...

Nike Sibande celebrates with his Miami (OH) teammates after what he thought was a game-winner on Feb. 27, 2018. 

Flashes survive late scare, outlast Miami (OH)

Cameron Hoover February 27, 2018

The final 10 seconds in regulation of Tuesday night’s contest between Kent State and Miami (OH) was more a collection of moments than the dying embers of a college basketball game.The Flashes had struggled...

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